Healthy backbends span the whole of the back. Naturally kyphotic (or rounded), the lumbar spine is often the last to become mobile in extension (backbend) exercises. This class pays special attention to guiding your backbend upward, freeing the heart, and creating healthy, natural movement for the whole spine.… Read More “Upper Backbending”
When the heat can’t be found externally, it’s got to come from within. Generate your own internal furnace with the help of bandhas and core work. Stay protected from injury as the season shifts, and draw upon your inner fire to maintain potency and creativity through the winter.… Read More “Internal Heat”
We reduce tension, breathe deeply, stretch the face, and draw awareness to the internal gaze before taking a strong flow that emphasizes big, safe heart openings.
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One of the really special aspects of the chakra system, which ultimately culminates in liberation, is that each energy center builds on the next. In this practice, we move through the chakras in order — establishing, stimulating and balancing each one before we move to the next.… Read More “Flow through the Chakras”
Having a sadhana (personal practice) means devoting yourself to something bigger than you. That may mean something subtly different for each of us. Yoga becomes our way to center and condition in order that we may serve humanity & all life in exactly the way we are supposed to.… Read More “Devout”
Yoga polishes off that which we are not. Behind the accumulation of conditioning, memory, thought and defenses, we are each radiant beings — at one with all that is. This and all of these practices help you metabolize the gritty stuff so that what remains is the shiny gem of your spirit self manifest.… Read More “An Unfolding”
Embrace your powerful strength, tempering it with humility and grace in this warming flow that celebrates Goddess energy. Simultaneously powerful and luscious, this practice takes you from deep standing shapes, twisting, balancing, and a wild thing variation into funky pincha mayurasana and chakrasana practice (We execute this challenging backward roll of the Ashtanga lineage 4 times, slowww-ly).… Read More “Goddess Power”